I took my 2x4 reindeer and gave him a body, legs, a girl-friend, and a ride! Yeah, I'm telling you, today I impressed myself with this one.
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5. Glue on the tail and head pieces. If you wish, the wood is thick enough
to use a screw or two. Just be sure to pre-drill pilot holes.
Add a fun collar and other embellishments and your reindeer is good to go!
To make the sleigh I cut down a 2x10 inch piece of wood with my band saw.
2x4 block cut to 8 inches long
and 1" diameter dowel cut to two 3" lengths
I originally kept this really square to match the shape of the deer. Still an option if you only have a miter or jig saw. This piece of wood is to thick for a scroll saw-you'll kill your blade and it will take forever to cut!
Follow the same basic instructions for the sleigh as you did for the deer.
Paint and sand.
Drill placement holes-be sure they are in the same place on the sleigh and runner piece.
Assemble with a little glue.
Add your embellishments and your done!
*I ran a length of ribbon from the front of the sleigh to each of the deer collars to connect the pieces.
Have fun and Happy Crafting!